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did the driver ride one of the horses or did he handle the team from the gun/ammunition wagon? My assumption is that he only used the wagon to move guns in and out of the line. Otherwise the team was used to haul ammunition with the driver riding one of the horses.

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DonJohns,

GS Limbered wagons were used to haul MG s and their ammunition. Early on there were SAA carts for the ammo but these changed in 1915 to the limbered wagons.

Drivers rode the horses on this type of wagon (SAA cart the driver rode also).

Joe Sweeney

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DonJohns,

GS Limbered wagons were used to haul MG s and their ammunition. Early on there were SAA carts for the ammo but these changed in 1915 to the limbered wagons.

Drivers rode the horses on this type of wagon (SAA cart the driver rode also).

Joe Sweeney

Good Evening (GMT) all,

Well, joined today and posts about things I know about already!

I agree with Joe on this one, the Drivers rode the horses that drove the limbered wagons. I do have further information on the use of the limbered wagon (and a hind portion of the wagon) if anybody is interested. I intend to update that section of my website very soon - when the weather clears up and I can get the limber out of the shed.

Regards

Richard

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